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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines



Hasanuddin Journal of Animal Science (HAJAS) is a scientific journal published by Faculty of Animal Science Hasanuddin University twice a year in May and November. HAJAS is a Peer Reviewed Open Access journal committed to disseminate all information contributing to the scientific publication of original research papers and reviews in animal science.




  1. Manuscript are written English (American or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of these). Manuscript has been 'spell checked' and 'grammar checked'.
  2. Article files should be provided in Microsoft Word format (Please follow the HAJAS manuscript template).
  3. Manuscript should be between 6000 and 8000 words in length. This includes all text including references and appendices. Please allow 500 words for each figure or table.
  4. Manuscripts should be prepared double-spaced in Microsoft Word, with pages numbered consecutively, using Times New Roman font at 12 points. Titles, tables, titles of tables or figures are typed singles spaced.
  5. Tables and figures should not be embedded in the text. Placing them in a separate electronic file (Tables and figures should be placed after References of the manuscript). Each table and figure should be cited in the text, and should be numbered and have an explanatory heading.



  1. Article Title: 

A title of not more than fourteen words should be provided. The title must contain both a descriptive and concise title of the paper. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible. Each word of the title should be started with capitalized letter where appropriate.

2. Name of Author details should be arranged in the correct order for publication. The affiliation and correct email addresses should be supplied and listed where they were based at the time that research for the paper was conducted.

3. Abstract must be written in English, in single paragraph and no more than 250 words. Abstracts contain clear statement of introduction, purpose, design/methodology/approach, results, research implications, practical/social implications (if applicable) with no references cited.

4. Keywords should be written in no more than 5 (five) words or phrases.

5. Introduction describes a brief background of the research, novelty, state of the arts, and objective(s) of the work. It should be written efficiently and supported by references, avoiding extensive discussion of a detailed litera­tures survey or a summary or the results

6. Materials and Methods

a. It should be written clearly and completely containing a clear description of biological, analytical, and statistical procedures; so they can be repeated by other researchers. References of original methods/procedures must be stated and all modifications of procedures (if any) should be explained. Diets and animal conditions (breed, sex, age, body weight, and weighing conditions [i.e., with or without restriction of feed and (or) water]) also should be described clearly and fully.

b. Authors should state clearly information of commercial product and equipment used in the research, such as commercial name, product/equipment spesification, city, and country.

c. Appropriate statistical methods should be used, although the biological mechanism should be emphasized. The statistical model, classes, blocks, and experimental unit must be desig­nated. Consultation with a statistician is recom­mended to prevent any incorrect or inadequate statistical methods.

7. Results                     

  1. Data should be presented in Tables or Figures when feasible. There should be no duplication of data in Tables and Figures. Sufficient and comprehensive data followed with some index of variation (e.g., SD, SE, etc.) and significance level (e.g., P<0.01) should be presented to give a complete information and allow the reader to interpret the results of the experiment.
  2. The text should explain or elaborate the tabular data, but numbers should not be repeated exten­sively within the text.

8. Discussion should be consistent and should inter­pret the results clearly and concisely, address bio­logical mechanism and their significance, supported with suitable literatures. The discussion should show relevance between the results and the field of investigation and/ or hypotheses. Results that al­ready described in the RESULTS section should not be repeated in the DISCUSSION section.

9.    Conclusion should be written briefly in single para­graph, but reflects the experimental results obtained. Implication of results should be added stating what the findings of this research imply for animal pro­duction and (or) biology.

10.  Acknowledgement (if any) to person(s) or insti-tution(s) who help the experiment should be stated.

  1. References should be the last 10 year publication, with minimum 80% of journal.
  2. Citing a citation, such as Morris in Miftah et al. (2008), and using ‘Anonym’ as reference are not allowed.
  3. Authors should not use proceeding, thesis, and dissertation as references.
  4. The electronic publications are only allowed to use, if those are published by a competent source, such as journal and government or pri­vate institution. The accessed date should be put after the last sentence.
  5. Reference citations in the text: Takahashi (2014) or (Takahashi, 2014); O’neil et al. (2006) or (O’neil et al., 1974); Priyanto & Johnson (2011) or (Priyanto & Johnson, 2011).
  6. References should be listed alphabetically by the author(s) last name(s) and the year of publica­tion. For books, the order is all author(s), year, title of the book, name and place of publisher. For journals, author(s), year, title of the article(s), journal name, volume and number of publica­tion, and pages. Journals should be abbreviated according to the conventional abbreviation used by Pubmed (­catalog/journals). For article in a book: author(s), year, title of the article, editor(s), book title, name and place of publisher. Some examples of refer­ences are presented below:
11.  References: We suggest authors to use reference management software like EndNote (, Mendeley (, etc., to prepare citations and the list of references.


Anyone who would like to submit a manuscript is advised to carefully read the aims and scope section of this journal. Manuscripts submitted to HAJAS should be prepared according to the following instructions.

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